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By Bento, Luis San Miguel
Posted on 2007-11-12    Last edited on 2009-09-25

Butyric and valeric acids or esters present a typical odour named "fatty acid odour" (Clarke ey al. 1991). These compounds are many times produced by microorganisms action. A compound, isovaleronitrile, with this type of odour, was detected in beet molasses alcohol (Strating, Westra, 1982).

Bibliography

Clarke M.A., E.J. Roberts, M.A. Godshall, X.M. Miranda, 1991, The polysaccharides of sugarbeet, C.I.T.S.
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Strating J., W.M. Westra, 1982, Isovaleronitrile; a characteristic component of beet molasses alcohol, J.
          Chromatogr.,
244: 159-165




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